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Sexual Function and Dysfunction During Treatment With Psychotropic Medications

Richard Balon, MD

Published: November 15, 2005

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Advancements in psychopharmacologyduring the last several decades havebrought a sharper focus not only on theefficacy of various psychopharmacologicagents but also on their tolerability. Sincemany new and old agents are comparablein their efficacy within their class butdiffer in the nature and frequency of sideeffects, side effect profiles of many medicationsbecame better studied and moremarketed. One group of side effects,which, for various reasons, receivedfairly wide attention during the last 2 decades,is the group of sexual side effects.’ ‹

Volume: 66

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